This trick has gone viral ever since the woman who developed it showed that it really works when it comes to relieving pain of virtually any kind.
Reflexology involves the application of appropriate pressure to specific points of the body. It works the best on the ear since this part of the body contains countless nerve endings.
Using a peg to stimulate certain nerve endings helps alleviate unpleasant pain. The ear, in particular, is directly related to each part of the body through six major points. Pressing each of them helps relieve pain in a particular body part:
1. Shoulders and back pain
The upper part of the ear is associated with the shoulders and the back. Hence, putting the peg on this part of the ear and holding for a minute helps relieve tension and pain in the back. It is recommended to repeat the method a few times daily.
The point that is closely related to the internal organs is located under the back point. Stimulating this part of the ear affects every organ in the body, relieving pain in an all-natural way.
The upper, central part of the ear is connected to the joints. Stimulating this area with a peg helps relieve joint pain, no matter whether it affects the ankles or the wrists. However, make sure you consult a doctor in case of chronic joint pain.
4. Sinuses and throat
The lower part of the ear is related to the sinuses and the throat. Pegs can work wonders when it comes to treating sinusitis, flu, or the common cold.
The point located below the sinus-point is associated with digestion. Therefore, pressing this particular point helps relieves stomachache, cramps, and spasms. The best thing regarding this point is that it can be stimulated as both preventative measure and treatment for indigestion.
6. Head and Heart
Last but not least, the ear is also related to the most important parts of the body, that is the head and the heart. In other words, stimulating this point can help treat a headache and heart-related issues. Try applying pressure to this point as an alternative to taking a pill for headache relief, as well as to promote heart health.
“Each ear contains a complete reflex map of the body, rich with nerve endings and multiple connectors to the central nervous system,” Helen Chin Lui, a certified reflexologist writes. With this being said, it`s no wonder that stimulating these specific points on the ear really helps relieve pain.